Asheville Neighborhoods: Kenilworth

Dated: February 6 2024

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One of Asheville's oldest neighborhoods, Kenilworth, is located along US 25 and Swannanoa River Road. This is one of the best neighborhoods in Asheville based on its age and diverse housing options. Established in the early 1900s, it features quite a collection of charming old and new houses. This neighborhood is a 5-minute drive from downtown Asheville, allowing residents easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment in the heart of the city and South and East Asheville. Mission Hospital is also nearby, providing medical and emergency care to the entire area. 

Today, there are over 900 houses in Kenilworth. If you’re searching for Asheville mountain homes with a sense of community, look no further than here! Nesting Dolls Realty recently toured three properties featured in this video. Today, we’ll look at something old and something new. Be sure to watch the full video to see the third gem located in this eclectic neighborhood. 

Your Kenilworth tour will start with a beautiful 1931 house. Despite being older and intricate, the floorplan is still quite open. Hints of the past can be found in the wooden floors, radiators, built-in shelving, hardware, and windows. Renovations include newer appliances, the kitchen and bathrooms; and gorgeous color choices in the paint throughout rooms. A balcony porch is located upstairs off one of the three bedrooms, providing a restful spot with a view. The property maintains its historic charm with a touch of modernity to appeal to today’s buyers. 

Next up, take a tour of a new home that’s in a more affordable price range. It is in a pocket neighborhood within Kenilworth. The house features very spacious rooms. Walking through the front door, you’ll notice the kitchen, dining room, and living room all share the same space. There’s even a powder room just off the foyer. Upstairs you’ll find a primary bedroom with an attached bathroom, two additional bedrooms, and another bathroom. Pocket neighborhoods can be a bit tight, so instead of a garage and driveway, there is a personal back alley with space for two vehicles. All the same, the tightness lends itself to creating more of a community with neighbors. 

Take a tour of Kenilworth homes!

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